Eco-Friendly and Fair: Fast fashion and consumer behavior
Carolin Becker-Leifhold, University Ulm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Heuer, Susquehanna University (email@example.com)
Greenleaf Publishing and The Textile Institute invite contributions to a forthcoming title, which will address the economic, social, and environmental unsustainability of the fast fashion industry, as well as potential consumer behavior patterns supportive of the emerging eco-fashion industry. The Textile Institute identifies textiles as the second largest industry in the world. The fast fashion segment is notorious for a supply chain that links low wage, often unsafe and environmentally degraded working conditions with cheap chic, fast fashion Western retailers.
In response to the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy that resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 garment workers, this collection will identify how consumer behavior approaches could shift garment demand toward more sustainable, responsible consumption patterns in the future. To this end, we seek contributions from academics, practitioners, policymakers, business leaders, journalists and entrepreneurs.
Unlocking Change for Transforming Business and Technology
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing
Sustainable Frontiers throws down the gauntlet to business to step up to be the catalyst for a sustainable future. It presents eight keys to unlocking transformational change through leadership, enterprise, innovation, transparency, engagement, responsibility, integration and future-fitness. Far from being another tame review of corporate social responsibility and sustainable business initiatives, the book dispels the myths of sustainability and challenges us to let go of old systems that are failing to deliver economic, social and environmental transformation. It gets to the heart of why the sustainability and CSR movements have failed in the past and offers a new view of how sustainable business practices can shape-shift to make a genuine difference inside and outside organisations.
GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing are proud to be partnering with the Italian Association for Management Education (ASFOR) to launch the ASFOR Annual Case Writing Competition.
The competition aims to enhance and promote the case study method as an educational tool in management, and to help disseminate the very best cases internationally through publication.